2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11

This course explains the working of the fundamental components of a modern operating system.

## News

Date Info
31/01/2016 Results of the Operating system written test of January, 29th 2016 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 29/1 and the oral tests calendar are available.
26/01/2016 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of January 29th, 2016
The Operating systems written test of 29/1 will take place in aula Beta in Via Comelico starting from 8:30.
02/10/2015 Results of the Operating system written test of September, 24th 2015 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 24/9 and the oral tests calendar are available.
18/09/2015 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of September 24th, 2015
The Operating systems written test of 24/9 will take place in aula Beta in Via Comelico starting from 14:30.
11/09/2015 Results of the Operating system written test of September, 9th 2015 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 9/9 and the oral tests calendar are available.
8/09/2015 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of September 9th, 2015
The Operating systems written test of 9/9 will take place in aula Beta in Via Comelico starting from 8:30.
22/07/2015 Results of the Operating system written test of July, 20th 2015 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 20/7 and the oral tests calendar are available.
16/07/2015 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of July 20th, 2015
The Operating systems written test of 20/7 will take place in aula Beta in Via Comelico starting from 8:30.
09/07/2015 Results of the Operating system written test of July, 7th 2015 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 7/7 and the oral tests calendar are available.
04/07/2015 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of July 7th, 2015
The Operating systems written test of 7/7 will take place in aula Beta in Via Comelico starting from 8:30.
30/06/2015 Updated oral test calendar
The oral tests calendar has been updated, fixing a typo: on 2/7 the exam will be from 9:30.
29/06/2015 Results of the Operating system written test of June, 19th 2015 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 19/6 and the oral tests calendar are available.
17/06/2015 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of June 19th, 2015
The Operating systems written test of 19/6 will take place in aula Beta in Via Comelico starting from 14:30.
21/05/2015 Office hours of May 28th canceled
The office hours of May 28th are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
24/03/2015 New workbook on operating systems
The workbook Sistemi operativi – esercizi risolti e commentati. is available.
19/03/2015 Office hours of April 2nd canceled
The office hours of April 2nd are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
19/03/2015 Suspension of the Operating systems lesson
The Operating systems class of March, 31st is canceled.
12/03/2015 Office hours rescheduled on 12/3
Office hours of today will start at 16:00.
05/03/2015 Office hours for the spring semester
Office hours for the spring semester will be on Thursday at 14:30 in the teacher's office, starting from 5/3.
05/03/2015 Videos of the Operating systems classes
The operating systems classes video will be available at http://vc.di.unimi.it, using the University mail login credentials.
02/03/2015 Schedule change for the Operating systems course
Starting March 3rd, 2015 the operating system class schedule will change as follows: Monday 10:30–12:30, aula V3; Tuesday 12:30–14:30, aula V3.
09/01/2015 Office hours canceled
Regular office hour are canceled until next semester; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
25/09/2014 Semester for the Operating systems course
The class of Operating systems will be delivered in the spring semester.

## Language

Lectures are in italian.

## Course schedule

Lectures will take place at the educational sector of Città studi, according to the following schedule:

Day Hour Place
Monday 10:30 - 12:30 aula V3, via Venezian
Tuesday 12:30 - 14:30 aula V3, via Venezian

Any change to the schedule will be announced in class and published in paragraph News of this page. The class videos are available at http://vc.di.unimi.it, using the University mail login credentials.

## Office hours

By appointment (via e-mail). It is possible contact the teacher by e-mail, taking care to read in advance the guide prepared by Prof. Sebastiano Vigna and clearly specifying in the message the course name and the academic year. In particular, students are encouraged to always use their academic address (i.e. based on the domain studenti.unimi.it) signing with name and student ID number and recalling that the response time may vary depending on the teacher commitments.

### Course material

The course is mainly based on the following textbook: A. Silberschatz, P. B. Galvin, G. Gagne, Operating Systems Concepts, 9th Edition, International Student Version, Wiley, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-118-09375-7).

Students who are not familiar with the C programming language may refer to the historical text: B. W. Kernighan, D. M. Ritchie, The C Programming language, Prentice Hall, 1988 (ISBN 0-13-110362-8). A more in-depth text is K. N. King, C Programming - A Modern Approach, second edition, W. W. Norton (ISBN 978-0-393-97950-3).

Multi-process code is covered by the textbook and the paper Delve into UNIX process creation.

C sockets are covered by the howto Sockets tutorial.

Students can find practical exercises at the end of each chapter in the textbook or in D. Malchiodi, Sistemi operativi -- esercizi risolti e commentati, 2015 (ISBN 978-88-91091-41-3).

## Syllabus

The course explains the topics listed in the lecture calendar, covering the textbook contents in chapters 1, 2 (excluding section 2.8), 3, 4 (sections 4.1–4.4.1 and 4.6), 5 (sections 5.1–5.7 and 5.9.4) 6 (excluding sections 6.6 and 6.7), 7, 8 (sections 8.1–8.6.3), 9 (excluding sections 9.7, 9.8, 9.9.3, 9.9.6, and 9.10), 10 (excluding sections 10.6 and 10.8), 11 (excluding section 11.5) e 12 (until section 12.5, included), as well as the contents of the remaining documents listed in Course material.

## Exam modalities

The exam consists in a written test (canceled in case a sensibly low number of students) followed by an oral one.

## Exam sessions

Session Date
June 19/06/2015 Results
July 07/07/2015 Results
July 20/07/2015 Results
September 09/09/2015 Results
September 24/09/2015 Results
January 29/01/2016 Results